What is the free BT Web Hosting Service?
This was 50Mb of free web space for BT personal customers allowing people to create their own website. It was originally part of the BT Openworld email service in the days before we got together with Yahoo! in 2004. In fact, we haven't been supporting it since then, although we've been happy to let people continue with their websites.
The free BT Web Hosting service is linked to people's btinternet.com usernames, with a website address taking the form "http://www.btinternet.com/~username".
Why have you decided to close it?
With only a few people using the service now, and also because of increased costs in running it, we've decided to withdraw it to concentrate on other services that will benefit more of our customers.
Does this mean I'll lose my email services as well?
No. This won't affect your email services which will continue as normal.
When will the service close?
We'll be closing it at midnight on 31 October 2012. After that, you'll get an error message when trying to access your web pages.